March 27, 2013 Subject:
Not sure what Mr. Schwenk has been listening to, but Colin's version is as good as and in some ways better than that commercially available by Isao Tomita. "Unmusical" he says, well my belief is that if a score can be created from the sounds, then that is music.
In many ways this electronic version brings to the piece feelings and emotions which are not readily obvious in the routine orchestrations.
I would add that "Pictures" is my favourite classical piece and so, had it been spoiled in any way I would most certainly have let you know.
July 17, 2009 Subject: